Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels looks onto the field during Nov 14, 2021 game at Foxborough has been hired as the Las Vegas Raiders new head coach as of Sun Jan 30, 2022 (AP News file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich, the Las Vegas Raiders have made big news on Sunday hiring a new general manager Dave Ziegler and a new head coach Josh McDaniels. Both men come from the New England Patriots. Zeigler was head of player personnel and McDaniels was offensive coordinator at the Patriots.
#2 Ziegler replaces former Raiders general manager Mike Mayock who was fired in early January. McDaniels was also head coach at the Denver Broncos for two seasons 2009 and 2010. McDaniels replaces interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
#3 Rich, Coach Bisaccia led the Raiders to their second post season in 19 years and at the end of the season the Raiders had won four of their last five games before being eliminated in the AFC Wild Card game by the Cincinnati Bengals.
#4 Bisaccia is a free agent and the Chicago Bears are interested in hiring Bisaccia as special teams coach and will work under Bears head coach Matt Eberflus who was hired on Thursday by the Bears.
#5 Rich, McDaniels comes from the Patriots where he was offensive coordinator there since 2012 and under head coach Bill Belichick. So McDaniels had some good mentoring under Belichick all those years.
Rich Perez is a Las Vegas Raiders beat writer and podcasts Raiders for http://www.sportsradioservice.com